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Global CO2 emissions are rising again

Bad news for world leaders meeting in Bonn for the 23rd Conference of the Parties: after three years of stability, global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are once again increasing. This news was announced by a team of researchers in…

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Which 5 countries are most threatened by climate change?

Haiti, Zimbabwe, the Fiji Islands, Sri Lanka and Vietnam: these, in that order, are the five countries in the world that have suffered most during 2016 from the consequences of climate changes. This was revealed by the Global Climate Risk…

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COP23 gets off to a start

The most eagerly awaited climate change conference, that is the 23rd Conference of the Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) has begun and will end on 17 November. COP23 began this morning in Bonn: the German…

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The emergency due to drought continues

The month that is coming to an end will be remembered as the driest October in the past 60 years.¬† The three episodes of bad weather that arrived in Italy at the beginning of the month were insufficient to solve…

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Slowdown in the growth of greenhouse gas emissions

Over recent years, a slowdown in the growth of greenhouse gases has been observed: in 2014, 2015 and 2016 emissions rose respectively by 1%, 0.2% and 0.5%, reaching 49.3 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2016. The reason for this "slowdown"…

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European Mobility Week

The European Mobility Week begins tomorrow; its theme this year is "Making shared mobility clean and intelligent", and is accompanied by the slogan "Sharing gets you further" and for which a promotional video has been made. The purpose of the…

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The 16 September, will be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, a day instituted by the United Nations General Assembly, for the purpose of commemorating the signing the Montreal protocol, an international treaty aiming to reduce…

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Ammonia found in the upper troposphere

¬†This is the first time this has happened: scientists have found ammonia (NH3) in the upper troposphere (the outer part of the portion of the atmosphere in contact with the ground). Thanks to an infrared satellite spectrometer, scientists at the…

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Energy: EU launches the “Winter Package”

Investments of 177 billion euros per annum, over 900,000 jobs expected and European GDP growth of approx. 1%. These are the forecast figures of the "Winter Package" signed yesterday in Brussels for renewable energy, which increases the energy efficiency target…

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